Watch: American YouTuber's jaw-dropping reaction to Jonah Lomu footage
An American content creator new to rugby was left blown away when filming himself reviewing a highlights reel showing a collection of tries from Jonah Lomu, the famed All Blacks winger. The online commentator, who goes by the name of GoHammTV, only watched his first rugby footage a fortnight ago, reviewing on YouTube a piece of content titled ‘This will make you love rugby’.
This near-14-minute first look at the sport, which has so far accumulated 140,000 views, resulted in multiple comments encouraging him to check out the late Lomu in action.
This the American YouTuber has done and in his near-11-minute video reflecting on footage titled ‘4 straight minutes of Johah Lomu smashing people’, he was left mesmerised by how clinical the New Zealander was on the ball.
“I heard that Lomu was the Goat, the greatest of all time in rugby,” he said before starting his review. “This is Lomu smashing people in four minutes 32 seconds. I have seen he is a super big dude, but this is saying he smashed them for four minutes straight which sounds crazy. Let’s get into it.”
What followed was an array of chuckling and jaw-dropping admiration for the way Lomu repeatedly beat his opponents to score during his 63-cap Test career with the All Blacks from 1994 to 2002.
Footage of Lomu in Super Rugby action also featured. Here are some of the reactions from GoHammTV: “First of all, he is fast for a big dude. That’s some speed. You ain’t going to want to step in front of big dude.”
“He is a smooth dude to be that big. Imagine being a safety, I say safety because it is the last man before he scored. Imagine being the back man, the furthest man at the back and him coming at you. Oh damn.”
“Ain’t no way he’s that good. One, two, three, four, five, six (he beat). Look, No13 gets mad and just tries to kick him in the butt.”
“He’s too big, bro. Oh, my goodness. Holy!”
“I ain’t going to lie to you, I know this is going to make a whole lot of you mad but listen, he would have been vicious in American football. Ah, man! He’d have been vicious.”
“Bro, when he hit that outside, you can see the size difference between him and a few of these other players. The fact that he is that fast is crazy.”
“No way he got up out of that jam. He’s a pinball!”
“What the…? What was…? A kick and chase? That thing right there was two-player. What the hell was that? That was unreal, the smoothest thing I have ever seen!”
The video’s parting comments read: “2002, that was his last highlight. Did this (video) come out in ’02? No, this came out four months ago, so when was his last season, when did he retire? His game spoke for itself.
“That bro was too exciting, he’s too physical, too fast. To be that big with those types of cuts, those types of verses that he was finishing out with and people can’t tackle him. Dude was mean.”
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